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Phillies reveal 2013 schedule

With a suddenly renewed interest in this season, the Phillies released their schedule for next season before Wednesday's series finale against the Miami Marlins.

Phillies reveal 2013 schedule

Time will tell whether Darin Ruf´s minor-league power can translate to the big-league level. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)
Time will tell whether Darin Ruf's minor-league power can translate to the big-league level. (Steven M. Falk/Staff Photographer)

With a suddenly renewed interest in this season, the Phillies released their schedule for next season before Wednesday's series finale against the Miami Marlins.

The season opens April 1 in Atlanta with the most unique home opener in team history following four days later when the Phillies begin an interleague series against the Kansas City Royals.

The Phillies will also play a home-and-home interleague series against the Boston Red Sox with two games at Fenway Park May 27 and 28 followed by two games at Citizens Bank Park May 29 and 30. They will host a two-game interleague series with the Cleveland Indians May 14-15 after playing in Cleveland April 30 and May 1. The Phillies' other home interleague series will be against the Chicago White Sox from July 12-14.

Road interleague series other than Boston and Cleveland will take the Phillies to Minnesota June 11-13 and Detroit July 26-28.

The Phillies will play 15 of their first 19 September games at home next season before closing the year with a six-game road trip to Miami and Atlanta.

The complete schedule is at the bottom of this post.

Ruf still waiting. With the Phillies definitely now a part of the wild-card race, manager Charlie Manuel was asked if it will be more difficult to work double-A Reading home run king Darin Ruf into the starting lineup for a game.

"Yeah, definitely," Manuel said. "At the same time, over in Houston I'll look and see who's pitching and I might try to get him in a game. I will try to get him in a game if I think it's OK. I'm definitely not scared to play him."

Manuel said he considered pinch-hitting Ruf with the bases loaded Tuesday night against Miami.

"I look at that sometimes and think, 'Ah, that ain't good,' " Manuel said. "Then I think, 'I would want to hit there. What the hell, I ain't got nothing to lose.' I'd want to go up there and get my cuts in."

It's quite possible the first time we see Ruf will be as a pinch-hitter against a lefty when Manuel is looking for a long ball.

"Yeah, there comes a time when you look and say, 'We need a double or a home run,' " Manuel said. "The kid just hit 40 (actually 39) altogether counting the playoffs. I still think he's got 41 in him."


Here is the complete 2013 Phillies schedule:

MARCH

29: Toronto Blue Jays, 7:05 (Exhibition)
30: Toronto Blue Jays, 1:05 (Exhibition)

APRIL

1: at Atlanta Braves
3: at Atlanta Braves
4: at Atlanta Braves

5: Kansas City Royals, 4:05
6:
Kansas City Royals, 7:05
7: Kansas City Royals, 1:35

8: New York Mets, 7:05
9: New York Mets, 7:05
10: New York Mets, 7:05

12: at Miami Marlins
13:
at Miami Marlins
14: at Miami Marlins

15: at Cincinnati Reds
16: at Cincinnati Reds
17: at Cincinnati Reds

18: St. Louis Cardinals, 7:05
19: St. Louis Cardinals, 7:05
20: St. Louis Cardinals, 7:05
21: St. Louis Cardinals, 1:35

22: Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05
23: Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05
24: Pittsburgh Pirates, 7:05
25: Pittsburgh Pirates 1:05

26: at New York Mets
27: at New York Mets
28: at New York Mets

30: at Cleveland Indians

MAY

1: at Cleveland Indians

2: Miami Marlins, 7:05
3: Miami Marlins, 7:05
4: Miami Marlins, 7:05
5: Miami Marlins, 2:35

6: at San Francisco Giants
7: at San Francisco Giants
8: at San Francisco Giants

9: at Arizona Diamondbacks
10: at Arizona Diamondbacks
11: at Arizona Diamondbacks
12: at Arizona Diamondbacks

14: Cleveland Indians, 7:05
15: Cleveland Indians, 1:05

17: Cincinnati Reds, 7:05
18: Cincinnati Reds, 7:05
19: Cincinnati Reds, 1:35

20: at Miami Marlins
21: at Miami Marlins
22: at Miami Marlins

24: at Washington Nationals
25: at Washington Nationals
26: at Washington Nationals

27: at Boston Red Sox
28: at Boston Red Sox

29: Boston Red Sox, 7:05
30: Boston Red Sox, 7:05

31: Milwaukee Brewers. 7:05

JUNE

1: Milwaukee Brewers, 7:05
2: Milwaukee Brewers, 1:35

3: Miami Marlins, 7:05
4: Miami Marlins, 7:05
5: Miami Marlins, 1:05

6: at Milwaukee Brewers
7: at Milwaukee Brewers
8: at Milwaukee Brewers
9: at Milwaukee Brewers

11: at Minnesota Twins
12: at Minnesota Twins
13: at Minnesota Twins

14: at Colorado Rockies
15: at Colorado Rockies
16: at Colorado Rockies

17: Washington Nationals, 7:05
18: Washington Nationals, 7:05
19: Washington Nationals, 7:05

21: New York Mets, 7:05
22: New York Mets, 7:05
23: New York Mets, 1:35

24: at San Diego Padres
25: at San Diego Padres
26: at San Diego Padres

27: at Los Angeles Dodgers
28: at Los Angeles Dodgers
29: at Los Angeles Dodgers
30: at Los Angeles Dodgers

JULY

2: at Pittsburgh Pirates
3: at Pittsburgh Pirates
4: at Pittsburgh Pirates

5: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
6: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
7: Atlanta Braves, 1:35

8: Washington Nationals, 7:05
9: Washington Nationals, 7:05
10: Washington Nationals, 7:05
11: Washington Nationals, 7:05

12: Chicago White Sox, 7:05
13: Chicago White Sox, 7:05
14: Chicago White Sox, 1:35

16: All-Star Game at Citi Field, New York, N.Y.

19: at New York Mets
20: at New York Mets
21: at New York Mets

23: at St. Louis Cardinals
24: at St. Louis Cardinals
25: at St. Louis Cardinals

26: at Detroit Tigers
27: at Detroit Tigers
28: at Detroit Tigers

30: San Francisco Giants. 7:05
31: San Francisco Giants, 7:05

AUGUST

1: San Francisco Giants, 7:05

2: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
3: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
4: Atlanta Braves, 1:35

6: Chicago Cubs, 7:05
7: Chicago Cubs, 7:05
8: Chicago Cubs, 1:35

9: at Washington Nationals
10: at Washington Nationals
11: at Washington Nationals

12: at Atlanta Braves
13: at Atlanta Braves
14: at Atlanta Braves

16: Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05
17: Los Angeles Dodgers, 7:05
18: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1:35

19: Colorado Rockies, 7:05
20: Colorado Rockies, 7:05
21: Colorado Rockies, 7:05
22: Colorado Rockies, 7:05

23: Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:05
24: Arizona Diamondbacks, 7:05
25: Arizona Diamondbacks. 1:35

26: at New York Mets
27: at New York Mets
28: at New York Mets
29: at New York Mets

30: at Chicago Cubs
31: at Chicago Cubs

SEPTEMBER

1: at Chicago Cubs

2: Washington Nationals, 7:05
3: Washington Nationals, 7:05
4: Washington Nationals, 7:05

6: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
7: Atlanta Braves, 7:05
8: Atlanta Braves, 1:35

10: San Diego Padres, 7:05
11: San Diego Padres, 7:05
12: San Diego Padres, 7:05

13: at Washington Nationals
14: at Washington Nationals
15: at Washington Nationals

16: Miami Marlins, 7:05
17: Miami Marlins, 7:05
18: Miami Marlins, 7:05

20: New York Mets, 7:05
21: New York Mets, 7:05
22: New York Mets, 1:35

23: at Miami Marlins
24: at Miami Marlins
25: at Miami Marlins

26: at Atlanta Braves
27: at Atlanta Braves
28: at Atlanta Braves
29: at Atlanta Braves

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